Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Spicy Peanuts
(174 calories | 6 6 6 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
Today I've got a fun easy recipe for slow cooker spicy peanuts.
There are lots of recipes for spiced nuts floating around on the internet.
Most of them call for a ton of sugar and require a well stocked spice cupboard.
This recipe is different.
You need just 3 ingredients to make these slow cooker spicy nuts: cocktail peanuts, butter and a package of chili seasoning mix.
The Skinny on Slow Cooker Spicy Peanuts
I found the recipe while browsing through what I think might be the original cookbook dedicated to Crock Pot Cooking: Crockery Cookery: 262 Tested Slow-cooker Recipes by Mable Hoffman. Published in 1975, it's full of retro slow cooker recipes, many of which have stood well the test of time.
Flavorful, with a nice hint of spice, they weren't too spicy or overpowering. For a bigger kick, you might want to add a little more chili powder or cayenne pepper.
The only change I made was to cut back the butter from 4 tablespoons to 2.
A perfect party snack, these easy slow cooker nuts would also make a great last minute holiday gift, packed little jars, tins, or cellophane bags tied with ribbon.
According to my calculations each generous ¼-cup serving has about 174 calories and:
6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Spicy Peanuts
- 24 ounces cocktail peanuts
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 package (1-¼ ounces) chili seasoning mix (I used McCormick)
- Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
- Place the nuts in the slow cooker. Drizzle the butter over, then sprinkle on the dry chili mix. Toss well to combine.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 2 to 2-½ hours, stirring every 30 minutes or so. Turn to HIGH.
- Remove the cover and cook for 10 or 15 minutes more.
- Serve warm or cool.
Recipe source: Crockery Cookery: 262 Tested Slow-cooker Recipes by Mable Hoffman.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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